Feeling a little uninspired? A 365 photo challenge calendar is one of the best photography ideas to start with.
We’ve put together this 365 calendar so you can start your photography challenge with no hassle. Click here to find and download the entire calendar in high quality!
What Is a 365 Photo Challenge Calendar
A 365 Photo Challenge Calendar is a project where you capture an image every day for a year. Instead of coming up with your own topics, the daily prompts tell you what to look for and shoot.
The benefits of this project idea come in droves. They help develop your skills by forcing you to look at scenes and objects you wouldn’t usually. This will advance your ‘eye’ for exposure, composition and perspective.
As you are given the ideas each day, it forces you to rely on your creativity. It will get you to shoot every day, while dragging you out of your comfort zone.
You’ll also have to learn about post-processing or how to share images among online media platforms.
How to Use Our 365 Photo Challenge Calendar
It is very simple to get started. Look at our monthly calendars below, or download them all from our list.
What you will see is a word or a prompt – this is your only clue for what to capture. You may just see the word ‘fork’, which leaves you to interpret it how you see fit.
It could be a side shot, rendering the fork in an abstract manner. It could be a simple above shot showing the fork’s lines and curves. Or it could be an image showing only the shadow of the fork itself.
These prompts are meant to be open for interpretation, as everyone will imagine something different.
Don’t just take one image. Take a few and see what they look like after. Keep the best one for sharing or printing at a later stage.
We are looking for you to work on your photography style. You’ll find many different types of photography in our list.
Get involved and start today. If the daily prompt isn’t for you, we do have another article looking at the 365 project a little differently. There we have 10 projects that you can continue to capture every day for a year.
The best thing about both of these projects is that they will create a body of work. See it through to the end, and you’ll have a kick-ass group of followers, or a range of images you can print as a book. This can be one of the best photo gifts for friends and family.
For those who would like more information on post-processing images, start with our complete guide to Lightroom.
If you are set on using your smart phone, then we have guides on how to photograph better with your phone, smart phone editing tips, how to use Instagram hashtags and even how to print from your phone.
There you go. If you got this far, then you either skipped ahead or have 365 images you are not sure what to do with.
If you are looking for help in printing, we have an article on the best tips for enlarging images for printing.